[racket-dev] proposal for moving to packages

From: Jon Zeppieri (zeppieri at gmail.com)
Date: Mon May 20 23:57:25 EDT 2013

On Mon, May 20, 2013 at 10:04 PM, Neil Van Dyke <neil at neilvandyke.org> wrote:
> [snip]
> Example: Imagine I'm in the middle of writing a Racket program and am
> wondering about characteristics of some kind of I/O port in Racket.  With
> transparent source accessibility, I can just click on an identifier in my
> program in DrRacket to start browsing the implementation.  Maybe I see a
> possible improvement, or seeing the source pre-empts yet another email list
> question that otherwise only Matthew could answer, or I feel empowered to go
> add a new feature.  If the source is not as accessible, then I'm more likely
> to be a mere naive user of the tools, rather than to understand the tools
> and help improve them.


Though the easiest way to make the source available is just to keep it
in the distribution. I'll be sad to see it go.


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